Life at Kilgore College

Kilgore College has come a long way toward fulfilling the dreams of the men and women who founded it in 1935. KC is a publicly supported, two-year comprehensive community college offering postsecondary educational opportunities located in Northeast Texas. KC serves more than 11,000 students each year in academic, continuing education, workforce development and adult education programs.


Kilgore College prepares students for success in life by providing educational opportunities that have high quality, great value, easy access and community focus.

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Located nearly 2 hours from Dallas and one hour from Shreveport, Kilgore, Texas offers students an all-American experience in a safe, small college town setting, moderate climate. Enjoy the year-round cultural museum and theater events, as well as outdoor treks around the many lakes and state parks. The majority of students in Kilgore live on campus and enjoy the benefits of the tight knit American Honors community.


...Go Anywhere

Graduates of American Honors have unlimited options for where they’ll go next. Our network of four-year colleges and universities extends from coast to coast, including institutions such as Louisiana State University and Ohio State University, Ole Miss, and Purdue University. American Honors program graduates have been accepted at Baylor University, Vanderbilt University, Georgetown University and many other top-tier schools. Learn how the transfer process works through American Honors.


Student Clubs & Organizations

Kilgore is home to the world-famous Kilgore College Rangerettes. The Rangerettes have been featured performers in parades such as the Rose Bowl and abroad in places like Singapore. Get involved in Kilgore's diverse student organizations, engage in journalism through The Flare (award-winning campus newspaper) or have a go at Dance Club.

Take your honors academics to the next level with Phi Theta Kappa (the National Honors Society for community colleges) or participate in a variety of recreational and collegiate athletics.


Starting your college career close to home doesn’t mean that living at home is your only option. At Kilgore College, both domestic and international applicants have housing options close to campus.

Residence Hall. Live in a secure, fully-furnished apartment-style residence hall with students from around the world. Enjoy the experience of on-campus living by taking part in residence life activities and the convenience of being only steps away from class.

Arrival Services. (For international students.) Students coming from a different country are welcomed warmly with airport pickup, student orientation, and one-on-one advisor meetings.

Apartment. There are many apartment options near campus. Students arrange for apartment housing independently. We recommend that international students first stay in a homestay or residence hall prior to living in apartments.

Academic Pathways & Courses

The following presents an example of the coursework you might take as you pursue an Associate’s Degree through American Honors. Most American Honors programs require that 40% of your credits come from Honors courses.

Individual student curricula will vary based on their intended degree path. For example, if you are interested in the health sciences you would take Biology courses instead of Physics courses to satisfy your science requirements.

Example class schedule

Year 1

2 English

2 Math

2 Science

1 Social Science

1 Honors Leadership Seminar

1 Elective

Year 2

2 Science

2 Social Science

1 English

1 History

1 Honors Transfer Seminar

1 Honors Capstone

1 Elective

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American Honors takes a holistic approach to admissions, which means that we take into account both the competitive and compelling attributes of students to determine if they would be a good fit for the program.

Speak to an admissions officer: (903) 361-4779

There is no fee to apply to American Honors.
For details on deadlines, tuition and fees, and application requirements please view the Admissions Details.

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